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Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Barbados can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work at men. Women can work in the same industries as men (65). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Bangladesh can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, or work in the same industries as men. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Bahrain cannot legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, or work in the same industries as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in the Bahamas can legally get a job in the same way as a man, work the same night hours as men, work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, and work in the same industries as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Azerbaijan can legally get a job in the same way as a man, but cannot work the same night hours as men (63). Women are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women also are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men nor work in the same industries as men (63). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Austria can legally get a job in the same way as a man, work the same night hours as men, work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, and work in the same industries as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Maximum overtime in a year is 120 hours and may not exceed four hours in two consecutive days. The law prohibits pregnant women, women with children up to age three, women with disabled children under age 16, and single parents with two or more children from working overtime" (24).
Feb. 21, 2019, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Australia can legally get a job in the same way as a man, work the same night hours as men, work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, and work in the same industries as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

According to the table, a woman in Armenia can legally get a job in the same way as a man, work the same night hours as men, work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, and work in the same industries as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

According to the table, a woman in Argentina can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men, but are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, or work in the same industries as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal, but the mandatory retirement ages for men and women are equal (61).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

According to the table, a woman in Angola can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men, but are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, or work in the same industries as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

According to the table, a woman in Algeria can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women cannot work the same night hours as men, or work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate in the same way as men, but can perform the same tasks at work and work in the same industries as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full or partial pension benefits are not equal, nor are the mandatory retirement ages for men and women equal (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

According to the table, women in Albania are legally able to get a job in the same way as a man (59). According the table, women can work the same night hours as men, work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous or morally inappropriate in the same way as men, and work in the same industries as men. However, they are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (59). According to the table, the ages at which men and women in Albania can retire with full or partial pension benefits are not equal (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

According to the table, a woman is legally able to get a job in the same way as a man (59). According to the table, women cannot work the same night hours as men (59). According to the table, women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous or morally inappropriate in the same way as men (59). According to the table, women are not able to work in the same industries as men (59). According to the table, women are legally able to perform the same tasks at work as men (59). According to the table, mandatory retirement ages for men and women are equal (59).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Girls ages 16 to 18 may not work more than six hours per day" (page 28-29).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"It also removed restrictions on women’s employment in mining and jobs deemed hazardous and arduous" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Bulgaria removed all restrictions on women’s employment. It is also gradually increasing and equalizing the ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Bosnia and Herzegovina eliminated several restrictions on women’s employment, including in jobs deemed arduous, jobs deemed hazardous and underwater work. It also eliminated the possibility for men and women to retire early and receive partial pension benefits, which was previously unequal" (p. 36).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes sexual harassment, indecent exposure, and sexual assault. Penalties for those convicted of sexual harassment are at the discretion of the court. Victims rarely reported sexual harassment. According to WLSA, sexual harassment in the textile sector was on the increase. Police also believed sexual harassment to be widespread in the workplace and elsewhere. The CGPU prepared radio programs to raise public awareness of the problem" (Pg 17). "The law prohibits discrimination against women in access to employment or credit, education, pay, housing, or in owning or managing businesses. Women, however, faced discrimination in employment, business, and access to credit (see section 7.d.)" (Pg 19). "Despite the law prohibiting...more
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Women and men enjoy the same legal status. By law women can inherit land and property, are entitled to receive equal pay for equal work, have the right of equal access to education, and can own and manage businesses. Women experienced discrimination, however, in such areas as employment (see section 7.d.), credit, pay, education, and housing. In rural areas traditional practice or traditional leaders often did not recognize a woman’s right to inherit land. Programs to educate traditional leaders about women’s rights made some progress, but authorities often did not enforce those rights. The law does not prohibit discrimination in hiring based on gender, and women experienced economic discrimination based...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-LAW-1

"The law prohibits discrimination based on sex, age, race, color, nationality, religion, political opinion, social origin, residence, disability, HIV-positive status, membership or activity in trade unions, as well as other criteria unrelated to the professional qualities such as sexual orientation. The law requires employers to provide for equal opportunity and treatment of all employees without discrimination, to apply the same criteria to assess each employee’s work, and to provide for equal conditions for men and women relating to work and family obligations. The law defines and prohibits both direct and indirect discrimination as well as the worst forms of discrimination, which include discrimination based on two or more protected grounds....more
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Labour procedure reform of January 2016 prohibiting gender-based discrimination" (2).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

Article 23 of the Private Sector Labour Act (No. 6 of 2010), which prohibits women from carrying out any employment at night or that is considered “dangerous, hard or harmful to health” (pg. 4). "Discriminatory legal provisions, including article 23 of the Private Sector Labour Act, which prohibits women from being employed in the evening or in any employment that is considered “dangerous, hard or harmful to health”, thus preventing women from enjoying and exercising their human rights and fundamental freedoms in the economic field and excluding them from certain more highly paid jobs, including in the petroleum sector" (pg. 10). "The de facto exclusion of women from employment in...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-LAW-1

"In a March 2016 decision, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) called on Russia to amend its sex discriminatory labor law and regulations following a case where a woman was denied employment as a boat driver because it was one of 456 jobs that Russian women are banned from holding" (para 40).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The Amended Labour Law 2013 stipulates the various rights of labourers, such as receive days-off as defined by the government, take leave for personal matters (3 days) without pay deduction; create internal regulations within work unit; terminate employment; receive extra pay for working during weekends and public holidays; equal rights for women in any profession sectors such as manufacturing, business and services, participation in trainings and receive equal salaries or payment as their male peers. This law has also prescribed conditions on employment of youth labour under 18 years of age and protection from work accidents and ensuring labourers’ health" (Pg 28).
Jan. 4, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia, France
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"[In] Bolivia, France –Women are no longer prohibited from working at night" (para 9).
Jan. 3, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"As with other countries there are several contributing factors for this gender pay gap. But one difference in China are mandatory retirement ages. Women must retire earlier than men – that’s age 55 for state employees, versus age 60 for men" (para 12).
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Women faced societal rather than statutory barriers to their economic and political participation" (page 23).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The labor law prohibits discrimination in employment and occupation based on... sex, gender... sexual orientation, gender identity" (17).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Article 352 of the Constitution sets aside certain jobs that are 'suitable for men only' which the State Report does not consider discrimination" (page 4).